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True Crime Historian remembers the famous and forgotten scandals, scoundrels, and scourges of the past told through vintage newspaper accounts from the golden age of yellow journalism.

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Little Sweethearts Drowned In Cistern

Ad-free AvailableYESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...The Tragic Despair Of Etta ButtsEpisode 349 is dedicated to loyal listener Kellie Fenner who wanted to hear more about this case from her hometown Grand Rapids, Michigan, the sad sad story of a mother who committed the unthinkable act of murdering her own children. I actually did the research on this one during a camping tour of Michigan, and since it came up a little shorter than a normal episode, I’m including a revamped version of episode 67, another tragic story from Michigan, this one from the Upper Peninsula mining community of Calumet. We spent quite a bit of time in Calumet this trip, and I visited the memorial to this tragedy and paid my respects to the victims. You can read more about it on my social media channels or at www.truecrimehistorian.com/calumet.Culled from the historic pages of the Grand Rapids Herald, the Grand Rapids P...

96 MIN23 hours ago
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Little Sweethearts Drowned In Cistern

Blood On The Bridge

Ad-free AvailableAN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty...The Murder Of Bessie LittleEpisode 348 takes place in Dayton, Ohio, just up the Great Miami River from my hometown. I’m trying to come up with a name for this particular narrative trope, the murder of a woman by the man whose child she is carrying, consequently, the murder of an unborn child as well. There is some question in this case whether Bessie Little was actually pregnant, but the point is, somebody thought she was.Culled from the historic pages of the Dayton Herald and other newspapers of the era.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaWe invite you to check out Pulpular Media’s newest production, Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.Stay tuned for our next podcast, premiering soon: Catastrophic Calmaties. What could go wrong? Everything!Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Or sign up for Himalaya Plus and for premium content and other special features.Or you can support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar an episode reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer

84 MIN1 weeks ago
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Blood On The Bridge

Secrets Of A Meddling Mother-In-Law

Ad-free AvailableYESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...The Trunk In Minnie Lee Griffin’s BasementEpisode 347 is a cautionary tale about what can go wrong if you get too involved in the lives of your grown children. When the widow Minnie Lee Griffin thought that her son-in-law was being pursued by a beautiful neighbor, she resorted to subterfuge to save her daughters marriage, and eventually to murder.Culled from the historic pages of the Atlanta Constitution, The New York Daily News, and other newspapers of the era. ***A creation Of Pulpular MediaWe invite you to check out Pulpular Media’s newest production, Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Or sign up for Himalaya Plus and for premium content and other special features.Or you can support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar an episode reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer

82 MIN2 weeks ago
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Secrets Of A Meddling Mother-In-Law

Into The Land Of Happy Dreams

Exclusive EpisodePulp Non-Fiction A Safe House Exclusive Episode 346 is adapted from True Detective, vol. 7, no 4, July 1927, the story of a cop who goes so deep undercover that the dark alleys end up a lot darker than he imagined.

37 MIN2 weeks ago
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Into The Land Of Happy Dreams

The Candy Kid Escapes

Ad-free AvailableAN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty...Demise Of The Whittemore GangEpisode 345 follows the end of the career of the leader of a notorious East Coast gang that terrorized Baltimore and several New York Cities in their bloody quest for money and diamonds. The exciting narrative includes descriptions of several of the gang’s violent heists.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaWe invite you to check out Pulpular Media’s newest production, Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Or sign up for Himalaya Plus and for premium content and other special featu...

80 MIN3 weeks ago
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The Candy Kid Escapes

Shoot-Out At Wolf Creek

Ad-free AvailableAN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty...The Scoundrel Albert BrownleeEpisode 344 takes place in the Pacific Northwest and follows the career of a World War I veteran who returns to a life of crime. This fellow’s a peck of trouble, and since the Huns didn’t get him, the state of Oregon will.Culled from the historic pages of the Eugene Morning Register, the Eugene Guard, and other newspapers of the era.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaWe invite you to check out Pulpular Media’s newest production, Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Or sign up f...

68 MIN3 weeks ago
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Shoot-Out At Wolf Creek

Rampage On Seventh Street

Ad-free AvailableYESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...The Scoundrel Herman KabanskyExclusive Ad-Free Safe House EditionThere’s a lot of action packed into Episode 343. In addition to a drunken shooting spree and a heroic policeman, the story packs in an escape from jail, an attempted suicide, and a whole lot of courtroom and jailhouse dramatics.Culled from the historic pages of the Washington Post, the Washington Times, and the Washington Evening Star.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaWe invite you to check out Pulpular Media’s newest production, Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Or sign up for Himalaya Plus and for premium content and other special features.Or you can support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar a week reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer

49 MINJUL 14
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Rampage On Seventh Street

The Poison Pastor

Exclusive EpisodeAN EYE FOR AN EYE --A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty. - Crimes of the Scoundrel Clarence V.T. Richeson Episode 74 explores the tawdry case of Clarence Virgil Thompson Richeson, who was apparently an eloquent preacher and a rising star in the Baptist community, as well as a notorious scoundrel. The tangled web of deceit he wove between three women finally ended in the mysterious death of the unmarried mother of his expected child. Richeson would later confess that he gave her poison, telling her that it was medicine to induce an abortion. This case is historically significant in that it marks the first time in America that a man was sentenced to death without a trial, but solely on a confession. Music by Dave Sams

41 MINJUL 12
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The Poison Pastor

The Hawes Family Horror

Ad-free AvailableAN EYE FOR AN EYE: A story of the criminal justice system at its most extreme--inflicting the death penalty.A Bloody Riot In BirminghamEpisode 342 is dedicated to listeners Paula Wellman and Marcie Braden, who along with the Historic Birmingham Facebook group suggested this case and provided me with tons of research. It is a double tragedy, a brutal family murder followed by a massacre in the city streets as a diligent sheriff flexes the strong arm of the law.Culled from the historic pages of the Birmingham Age, The Montgomery Advertiser, The Atlanta Constitution, and from the 1888 book “The Hawes Horror” by Goldsmith B. West.

131 MINJUL 7
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The Hawes Family Horror

Death Of A Ghost Writer

Ad-free AvailableYESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...The Australian Aviatrix And Her SuitorsEpisode 341 tells the scandalous story of one of Miami, Florida’s most sensational murders when a young writer is found dead in a sleeping porch, a bullet in his head and two suicide notes on the table. Public interest is high because the other two sides of the fatal triangle are two world-famous, record-holding aviators.Culled from the historic pages of the Miami News and other newspapers of the era.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaWe invite you to check out Pulpular Media’s newest production, Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early,...

64 MINJUN 30
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Death Of A Ghost Writer

Latest Episodes

Little Sweethearts Drowned In Cistern

Ad-free AvailableYESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...The Tragic Despair Of Etta ButtsEpisode 349 is dedicated to loyal listener Kellie Fenner who wanted to hear more about this case from her hometown Grand Rapids, Michigan, the sad sad story of a mother who committed the unthinkable act of murdering her own children. I actually did the research on this one during a camping tour of Michigan, and since it came up a little shorter than a normal episode, I’m including a revamped version of episode 67, another tragic story from Michigan, this one from the Upper Peninsula mining community of Calumet. We spent quite a bit of time in Calumet this trip, and I visited the memorial to this tragedy and paid my respects to the victims. You can read more about it on my social media channels or at www.truecrimehistorian.com/calumet.Culled from the historic pages of the Grand Rapids Herald, the Grand Rapids P...

96 MIN23 hours ago
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Little Sweethearts Drowned In Cistern

Blood On The Bridge

Ad-free AvailableAN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty...The Murder Of Bessie LittleEpisode 348 takes place in Dayton, Ohio, just up the Great Miami River from my hometown. I’m trying to come up with a name for this particular narrative trope, the murder of a woman by the man whose child she is carrying, consequently, the murder of an unborn child as well. There is some question in this case whether Bessie Little was actually pregnant, but the point is, somebody thought she was.Culled from the historic pages of the Dayton Herald and other newspapers of the era.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaWe invite you to check out Pulpular Media’s newest production, Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.Stay tuned for our next podcast, premiering soon: Catastrophic Calmaties. What could go wrong? Everything!Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Or sign up for Himalaya Plus and for premium content and other special features.Or you can support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar an episode reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer

84 MIN1 weeks ago
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Blood On The Bridge

Secrets Of A Meddling Mother-In-Law

Ad-free AvailableYESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...The Trunk In Minnie Lee Griffin’s BasementEpisode 347 is a cautionary tale about what can go wrong if you get too involved in the lives of your grown children. When the widow Minnie Lee Griffin thought that her son-in-law was being pursued by a beautiful neighbor, she resorted to subterfuge to save her daughters marriage, and eventually to murder.Culled from the historic pages of the Atlanta Constitution, The New York Daily News, and other newspapers of the era. ***A creation Of Pulpular MediaWe invite you to check out Pulpular Media’s newest production, Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Or sign up for Himalaya Plus and for premium content and other special features.Or you can support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar an episode reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer

82 MIN2 weeks ago
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Secrets Of A Meddling Mother-In-Law

Into The Land Of Happy Dreams

Exclusive EpisodePulp Non-Fiction A Safe House Exclusive Episode 346 is adapted from True Detective, vol. 7, no 4, July 1927, the story of a cop who goes so deep undercover that the dark alleys end up a lot darker than he imagined.

37 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
Into The Land Of Happy Dreams

The Candy Kid Escapes

Ad-free AvailableAN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty...Demise Of The Whittemore GangEpisode 345 follows the end of the career of the leader of a notorious East Coast gang that terrorized Baltimore and several New York Cities in their bloody quest for money and diamonds. The exciting narrative includes descriptions of several of the gang’s violent heists.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaWe invite you to check out Pulpular Media’s newest production, Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Or sign up for Himalaya Plus and for premium content and other special featu...

80 MIN3 weeks ago
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The Candy Kid Escapes

Shoot-Out At Wolf Creek

Ad-free AvailableAN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty...The Scoundrel Albert BrownleeEpisode 344 takes place in the Pacific Northwest and follows the career of a World War I veteran who returns to a life of crime. This fellow’s a peck of trouble, and since the Huns didn’t get him, the state of Oregon will.Culled from the historic pages of the Eugene Morning Register, the Eugene Guard, and other newspapers of the era.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaWe invite you to check out Pulpular Media’s newest production, Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Or sign up f...

68 MIN3 weeks ago
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Shoot-Out At Wolf Creek

Rampage On Seventh Street

Ad-free AvailableYESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...The Scoundrel Herman KabanskyExclusive Ad-Free Safe House EditionThere’s a lot of action packed into Episode 343. In addition to a drunken shooting spree and a heroic policeman, the story packs in an escape from jail, an attempted suicide, and a whole lot of courtroom and jailhouse dramatics.Culled from the historic pages of the Washington Post, the Washington Times, and the Washington Evening Star.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaWe invite you to check out Pulpular Media’s newest production, Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Or sign up for Himalaya Plus and for premium content and other special features.Or you can support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar a week reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer

49 MINJUL 14
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Rampage On Seventh Street

The Poison Pastor

Exclusive EpisodeAN EYE FOR AN EYE --A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty. - Crimes of the Scoundrel Clarence V.T. Richeson Episode 74 explores the tawdry case of Clarence Virgil Thompson Richeson, who was apparently an eloquent preacher and a rising star in the Baptist community, as well as a notorious scoundrel. The tangled web of deceit he wove between three women finally ended in the mysterious death of the unmarried mother of his expected child. Richeson would later confess that he gave her poison, telling her that it was medicine to induce an abortion. This case is historically significant in that it marks the first time in America that a man was sentenced to death without a trial, but solely on a confession. Music by Dave Sams

41 MINJUL 12
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The Poison Pastor

The Hawes Family Horror

Ad-free AvailableAN EYE FOR AN EYE: A story of the criminal justice system at its most extreme--inflicting the death penalty.A Bloody Riot In BirminghamEpisode 342 is dedicated to listeners Paula Wellman and Marcie Braden, who along with the Historic Birmingham Facebook group suggested this case and provided me with tons of research. It is a double tragedy, a brutal family murder followed by a massacre in the city streets as a diligent sheriff flexes the strong arm of the law.Culled from the historic pages of the Birmingham Age, The Montgomery Advertiser, The Atlanta Constitution, and from the 1888 book “The Hawes Horror” by Goldsmith B. West.

131 MINJUL 7
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The Hawes Family Horror

Death Of A Ghost Writer

Ad-free AvailableYESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...The Australian Aviatrix And Her SuitorsEpisode 341 tells the scandalous story of one of Miami, Florida’s most sensational murders when a young writer is found dead in a sleeping porch, a bullet in his head and two suicide notes on the table. Public interest is high because the other two sides of the fatal triangle are two world-famous, record-holding aviators.Culled from the historic pages of the Miami News and other newspapers of the era.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaWe invite you to check out Pulpular Media’s newest production, Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early,...

64 MINJUN 30
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Death Of A Ghost Writer

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